Summer means sundresses, sandals, and strapless everything. For me, it also means summer bras. It’s time to switch over to lightweight fabrics like mesh and lace to help win the battle against underboob sweat (especially in areas like NYC where it’s 95 and humid every. single. day.)
I don’t want to see another heavy, molded-cup bra at least until fall (if even then). High temperatures call for low maintenance, and that means bralettes and bandeaus in pale colors and breathable fabrics. If you’re looking to lighten up your summer intimates wardrobe, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite lightweight bras ahead.
Cooling Wireless Bra
Soma’s Cooling Wireless Bra has breathable, perforated cups, and an exclusive fabric that transfers heat. It’s basically the equivalent of air conditioning in a bra!
The CUUP Balconette Bra is smooth, streamlined and simple. The semi-transparent stretch power-mesh is airy and supportive.
The barely-there mesh of the Blush Wonder Bralette makes for light support and maximum breathability. Plus, it looks super cute peeking out under a tank top.
A lacey bralette with stretch like the Free People Adella Lace Bralette is a bra and crop top in one! This is a great option for layering under summer tanks and dresses.
Convertible Racerback Bra
For summer, you need a bra that instantly converts to racerback (it’s called a J-hook). Light and airy lace makes this plunge-front Le Mystere Lace Perfection Convertible Racerback Bra a warm-weather winner.
This brand mastered mesh before you were born. The On Gossamer Mesh T-shirt Bra has adjustable straps that convert to criss-cross, cami, or halter style.
The four-part cup of the Paramour Dahlia Unlined Bra means no-joke lift and support. For cups C-H, this is lightweight support at its best.
Bandeau Strapless Bra
The mesh Lively Bandeau Strapless Bra delivers on breathability and coverage. Plus, it stays up!
Looking for a simple summer bra solution? Try a pullover style. Spaghetti straps and mesh sides make the On Gossamer Cabana Cotton Scoopneck Bralette a no-brainer.